Is it actually a time of year for you to be naughty or nice, can’t stand this time of year, the bah humbug mentality? Maybe it is time to analyze what it is you would like to get out of this wonderful holiday or just simply take a deep breathe, take a closer look at yourself and come to the understanding that it is what you want to get from it.
We see the commercialization come even sooner year after year. It is the capitalistic system we love so much any other time of the year. The most ardent atheist might very well be running a large advertising agency or corporation wanting to get in your pocket book. And, guess what? They do.
One of my favorite times before my father passed away and after is the placing of a blue star on the side of our house that overlooks the street above us-passing cars headed through the neighborhood. It was a star my father constructed as he showed off his wood making skills. This blue lit star stood out and welcomed the neighbors into the neighborhood. Years later individuals would tell my family how much that star meant to them. Especially if there happened to be one Christmas that it did not make it up.
This brings me to the beautiful story we have grown up hearing since we were little. Mary and Joseph going to find a place to stay for the night and also knowing that Mary was not that far away from giving birth to their child.
We remember they were turned away because there was no room in the inn. This led them to the stable to stay the night.
How can you leave Jesus outside? You have to make room for Jesus. And that may be the issue for you this Christmas. What will you do with this Son of God who came to earth to find you?
This is a statement that Ron Hutchcraft Ministries share with us:
Jesus is the One who trades a throne room for a stable, and the praise of angels for human mockery. This is the Creator who gives Himself on a cross! The Bible gives us the only appropriate response: “The life I now live I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20) You look at what Jesus did to pay for your sin on that cross, and you say those life-changing words – “For me.”
Jesus is at YOUR door this Christmas. Maybe He’s been knocking for a long time. Maybe He won’t keep knocking much longer. All your life – even the events of the last few months – have been to prepare you for this crossroads moment with Jesus your Savior. Don’t leave Him outside any longer. Open the door this Christmas Day. “Jesus, I cannot keep You out any longer. Come on in. You can have my room… my life.”